City of Lethbridge IT general manager Trevor Butler presents his city's Smart Cities Challenge application at the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA) Prairies conference in Red Deer, Alta. on May 8, 2018.

Published: May 10th, 2018


How the City of Mississauga uses mobile technology to engage workers and citizens alike

Calling the City of Mississauga a mobile technology-ready municipality is an understatement. For the past two years, 90 per cent of city employees have been given a virtual private network (VPN)-connected laptop, smartphone,

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sidewalk Toronto commits to Privacy by Design principles amid citizen concerns

TORONTO - Responsible data use and privacy are top priorities of Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city development project in Toronto’s Quay Side community, organizers told a public gathering on Thursday night. But developer Sidewalk

Published on: May 7th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Mobility is more important to the City of Toronto’s operations than you might think

As the City of Toronto embarks on a digital transformation journey which has included hiring a chief transformation officer, collaborating with one of Google's sister companies on a smart neighbourhood, and aggressive bids

Published on: April 27th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

South Ontario’s Guelph, London, and Barrie bringing private sector into municipal planning

The southern Ontario cities of Guelph, London, and Barrie want to make it easier for businesses to contribute to municipal planning. On Thursday, the municipalities announced the three-year Municipal Innovation Exchange (MIX) project,

Published on: April 16th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Tech a minor component of Toronto’s new ‘smart neighbourhood,’ Sidewalk Labs exec says

TORONTO - It's easy for the layperson to interpret Sidewalk Labs' newest project as "Google is building a high-tech neighbourhood in Toronto," but the startup's first roundtable presentation on Tuesday did its best

Published on: March 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Government to invest in 5G; Sidewalk Toronto holds first public roundtable; Tesla’s moment of reckoning?

The federal, Ontario, and Quebec governments are scheduled to announce a major investment in 5G technology. Google affiliate Sidewalk Toronto is holding its first public roundtable on the smart neighbourhood it’s building on

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Become an expert in smart cities with the March 2018 issue of Municipal Interface

The first Municipal Interface of 2018 is here, and it's our best yet. Released Thursday, the March issue of the Municipal Information Systems Association (MISA)/ASIM Canada's official magazine is full of advice, case

Published on: March 9th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

82% of Canadians believe data sharing enhances democracy, but 39% don’t want to share their own – OVH

There may be no limit to the information online consumers will provide in exchange for an improved shopping experience, but the population at large is a bit more reluctant, even as it acknowledges

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Q&A: Smart Cities Challenge director on building a better application

If you’re interested in submitting, supporting, or contributing to an application for the Smart Cities Challenge, you’ll want to read this. As Director General of the Smart Cities Challenge team at Infrastructure Canada,

Published on: February 22nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Vancouver and Surrey join forces for Smart Cities Challenge

The City of Vancouver and its neighbour Surrey are collaborating on a joint application for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge. Like the City of Toronto, both municipalities are seeking input from residents, entrepreneurs,

Published on: February 7th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto asks public for input on Smart Cities Challenge ideas

The City of Toronto is asking for the public’s input on how technology and innovation can address some of its biggest challenges. Toronto is participating in the federal Smart Cities Challenge, a competition

Published on: January 17th, 2018 Alex Coop

Sidewalk Labs: ‘Privacy is paramount’ for Toronto’s smart city project

When Google Inc.'s parent company Alphabet said it was going to build a smart city in Toronto's Quay Side neighborhood, everyone was curious about what it might look like. It's still in the

Published on: January 11th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Hyperloop, digital transformation, and office tours: 5 of the top ITBusiness.ca articles of 2017

As 2017 winds down to a close and the ITWC offices along with it (until Jan. 3, 2018 at least), we thought now would be an excellent time for a quick jaunt down

Published on: December 22nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Pick up some cyber security tips from the December 2017 issue of Municipal Interface

ITBusiness.ca readers - even those not directly involved in their company's tech department - will want to hear the advice contributor Howard Solomon solicited from the cyber security experts who spoke at MISA

Published on: December 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood